|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Honours degree (or equivalent) or above in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ship Science, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. We may also consider applicants with undergraduate degrees in Oceanography or Architecture, or applicants from Marine Academies – please contact us before applying for more information.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
MSc will suit engineering, mathematics and physical sciences graduates who wish to specialise in the maritime engineering science sector. The core modules are particularly relevant to the Yacht and Small Craft theme of this programme.
The programme offers a sound understanding of the relevant fundamental principles, methods, analysis, synthesis and engineering applications. There are six themes, each with compulsory lecture modules for in-depth specialisation, plus three to five options to broaden your experience. The six themes are: Advanced Materials, Marine Engineering, Maritime Computational Fluid Dynamics, Naval Architecture, Ship Science, Yacht and Small Craft.
The MSc programme aims to:
- Provide you with an advanced knowledge and a sound understanding of the fundamental principles, methods, analysis, synthesis and engineering applications appropriate to Maritime Engineering Science.
Provide you with the capability to formulate, analyse, make decisions based on engineering and scientific judgements and to solve engineering problems in a logical and well-argued manner, taking account of technical, social, environmental and economic constraints.
- Expose you to an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages an attitude of independent self-learning and enquiry and fosters an ethos of lifetime learning and continuing professional development.
Provide a range of transferable skills, including the ability to communicate engineering concepts and solutions precisely by oral, visual or written means.
- Provide specialist knowledge, technical expertise and research skills that will equip you for a professional career in your chosen specialist theme in the Maritime Engineering Science sector.
- Offer you a range of courses and research projects, integrated within a structured taught programme, that is relevant to industry and the research base and which remains responsive to changes in technology and the needs of society.
The full-time MSc programme lasts for 12 months. The first 8 months are normally spent mainly on the taught component, with lectures divided into two 12-week periods (Semesters 1 and 2), and with exams at the end of each semester. The final 4 months are spent full-time on a research project, for which some preparation is done in Semester 2.
The taught component comprises a number of modules totalling 120 credit points. Among these, 80 credit points are compulsory, and the rest can be selected from the given list in the Modules section. Suitable alternative modules, perhaps from other programmes, may be substituted at the discretion of the Programme Organiser.